The Marco Institute Eleventh Annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture will feature Jonathan Phillips, professor of crusading history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He will discuss the life and legend of the iconic figure of the Sultan Saladin. The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, in the Lindsay
WBIR-TV spoke with Annette Mendola, a graduate student in philosophy and UT Medical Center clinical ethicist, spoke about physician assisted suicide from the medical perspective. The interview was in light of the death of Brittany Maynard, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and took her own life under Oregon’s death with dignity law.
UT’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment recently won a first-place award at the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) annual conference. Each year, SAIR recognizes the best of its member institutions’ fact books and websites. UT won the first-place award for best website.
The study of the properties of boundaries between different materials—something that could one day change the world of electronics—is getting a boost from research being done by scientists in UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.